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Programs Concerned with Alaska Native Language (ANL) Revitalization

Programs Concerned with Alaska Native Language (ANL) Revitalization

(Note: This list is probably incomplete.   You may add your program or correct your information by sending email to ldkaplan@alaska.edu.)

Lawrence Kaplan, Alaska Native Language Center – June 6, 2012

I. Documentation –

1. Alaska Native Language Center/ UAF: www.uaf.edu/anlc

(publishes dictionaries, grammars, texts, scholarly articles on Alaska Native languages)

2. Alaska Native Language Archive/UAF: www.uaf.edu/anla

(archives original materials and recordings, assists regional archiving)

3. Sealaska Heritage Institute: www.sealaskaheritage.org

(dictionaries of Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian and other language materials)

4. Eskimo Heritage Program, Kawerak, Inc., Nome: www.kawerak.org/servicedivisions/nrd/ehp/index.html

(Records and archives oral tradition for Bering Strait region)

5. Kodiak Alutiiq Museum: alutiiqmuseum.org/alutiiq-language.html

(Alutiiq language materials and information)

6. North Slope Borough Commission on Iņupiat History, Language, and Culture: nsb-ihlc.com

(Elders’ Conference transcripts and recordings, Inupiaq oral tradition, video)

7. Simon Paneak Memorial Museum, Anaktuvuk Pass:

spmm.nsb-ihlc.com (museum exhibits, publications, library for Nunamiut Iņupiat)

8. Association of Village Council Presidents: www.ypmuseum.org (museum displays and publications)

9. Individual authors and teams: Ann Fienup-Riordan and Yup’ik team, Paul John, and Calista Elders Council: www.calistaelderscouncil.org   (Central Yup’ik publications, museum exhibits and catalogs)

Richard and Nora Dauenhauer -- Tlingit literature

10. Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center: www.mnh.si.edu/arctic/index.html (exhibits, publications, videos for diverse ANLs)

11. Alaska Native Heritage Center: www.alaskanative.net

12. Alaska Native Knowledge Network (ANKN): ankn.uaf.edu (widely varied content on ANLs)

13. Kodiak Alutiiq (Qik'rtarmiut) Teacher Mentorship Program: www.alutiiqlanguage.org

 

II. Materials for Language Learning and Teaching

1. Rural School districts publish materials and on-line resources for local languages

i. Kuskokwim School District: www.lksd.org/catalog/index2.html

ii. Ayaprun Elitnaurvik Yup’ik Immersion School: http://web2.lksd.org/ayaprun/Ayaprun_Elitnaurvik/

iii. North Slope Borough School District: www.nsbsd.org/departments/curriculum-and-instruction/cultural-resources

iv. Yukon Kuskokwim School District: www.yksd.com/23011091194490/site/default.asp

v. Nikaitchuat Ilisaġviat Iņupiaq Immersion School: kotzebueira.org/nikaitchuat.html

2. Many of the organizations under (I) above: Alaska Native Language Center, Sealaska Heritage Institute, Kodiak Alutiiq Museum, ANKN, etc.

 

III. Language classes

1. College level

i. Alaska Native Language Program/UAF (currently offers Inupiaq, Yup’ik, Koyukon and Gwich’in Athabascan, with B.A. degrees in Inupiaq and Yupik): www.uaf.edu/anlc/classes/

ii. Kuskokwim Campus/UAF (Yup’ik language classes and Yup’ik B.A. degree taught primarily in Yup’ik): www.uaf.edu/catalog/current/programs/yupik_lang_culture.html

iii. Chukchi Campus/UAF (Malimiu Inupiaq)

iv. Northwest Campus/UAF (Seward Peninsula Inupiaq)

v. Kodiak College/UAA: www.kod.alaska.edu (new Alutiiq Studies Program)

vi. UAA Main Campus, Alaska Native Studies Program: www.uaa.alaska.edu/native/ (Yup’ik, Tlingit)

vii. UAS, Alaska Native Studies: (Tlingit, Haida) www.uas.alaska.edu/academics/undergrad/minors/ans.html

2. Schools – numerous schools offer ANL’s as part of their curriculum, with everything from language immersion to short periods several times per week

3. Special language programs

i. Eyak Language Project: sites.google.com/site/eyaklanguageproject/

4. Mentor-apprentice learning: Kodiak Alutiiq Museum, Alaska Native Language Program/UAF (learners paired with speakers)

 

IV. Language Committees and Commissions

1. Alutiiq New Words Committee: www.alutiiqmuseum.org/alutiiq-language/new-words.html

2. North Slope Borough Iņupiat History, Language and Culture: nsb-ihlc.com

3. Gwich’in language committee: Hishinlai’ Kathy Sikorski, krsikorski@alaska.edu

4. Tlingit Words Committee

 

 

V. Resource Websites

1. Alaskool: www.alaskool.org

2. Dena’ina Qenaga: qenaga.org (Dena’ina Athabascan resources)

3. Alaska Native Language Center: www.uaf.edu/anlc

4. Alaska Native Language Archive: www.uaf.edu/anla

5. Sealaska Heritage Institute: www.sealaskaheritage.org/programs/language_resources.htm

6. Kodiak Alutiiq Museum: alutiiqmuseum.org/alutiiq-language.html

7. Alaska State Library Digital Archive: vilda.alaska.edu/cdm/pathway

8. Ahtna Heritage Foundation: ahtnaheritagefoundation.com

9. Talking Alaska, Reflections on the Native Languages of Alaska (blog): talkingalaska.blogspot.com

10. Ethnologue, Languages of the World: www.ethnologue.com

11. Alaska Native Knowledge Network: ankn.uaf.edu

12. Kodiak Alutiiq (Qik'rtarmiut) Teacher Mentorship Program: www.alutiiqlanguage.org

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